Are modern construction methods better than traditional?

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In 2019, the UK government incorporated modern methods of construction (MMC) into its long-term policy for the construction sector deal. This initiative emphasises the importance of offsite manufacturing to achieve a 33% reduction in construction costs and a 50% reduction in the time from the initiation to the completion of new builds.


In this blog, we’ll be exploring the key differences between modern and traditional methods of construction and why there is continued growth for MMC.

What does modern and traditional construction mean?

A modern method of construction is the use of advanced technology, materials, and techniques in the construction industry. These methods have changed the way buildings and structures are designed, built, and maintained. They often involve prefabricated components, automation, and digital tools to streamline the construction process and improve efficiency.

A traditional method of construction is the use of conventional methods of building structures using materials like bricks, concrete and steel which are assembled on-site. This process typically requires more manual labour and is often slower compared to modern construction methods. Traditional construction methods have been used for centuries and are still the most commonly used in many parts of the world.
What does modern and traditional construction mean - SIP Build UK

What are the benefits of modern construction methods?

One of the key advantages of modern construction is its ability to speed up the construction timeline. With the use of prefabricated components, buildings can be assembled quickly and with greater precision. This not only saves time but also reduces labour costs and minimises the risk of errors.

Modern construction methods are often more sustainable than traditional methods. By using eco-friendly materials, implementing energy-efficient designs, and reducing waste, modern construction practices help minimise the environmental impact of construction projects.

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SIPs for modern construction

SIPs are a perfect example of a modern construction material that offers faster build times, superior insulation and high-quality structural integrity.

Structural insulated panels are arguably one of the most versatile modern building materials that can be used for walls, roofs and cladding. SIPs are commonly used to create housing, commercial and industrial buildings, education facilities, retail, hotel and leisure facilities.

At SIP Build UK we are the leading (award-winning) provider of Hemsec SIPs. Hemsec products are BBA-certified and extensively tested for structural and thermal performance, including fire resistance.

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Although traditional construction methods have their benefits, modern construction methods such as SIP buildings offer more in terms of speed, efficiency, and sustainability. As technology continues to advance, modern construction methods will likely become even more prevalent in the industry.

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